If you have more than that die the first day or so then call them. Apply the Cackle Hatchery Discount Code at check out to get the discount immediately. So I recently sold off my old flock of chickens. They sent me a extra chick as well which covered the one I lost the day after. Always it was an excellent and positive experience. At that point I did not want anymore chicks from them anyway. Cackle wanted to do what they could to ensure the ducklings had the best success.
I sent another email on September 27. I have never seen such poor genetics in one group in my over 50 years of raising all kinds of birds. I did my research on the chickens I wanted to raise. The absolute best looking and laying Hamps seen since 40's and 50's. I have only heard good about their customer service. I never write reviews but I sent a lot people to cackle to order chicks and so I want to warn everyone that this could happen. After buying chicks through a few other hatcheries over the next year I decided to return to them for my chick order in Feb 17.
It took me about a month to get get my chicks. They got to me in Maryland overnight and all were healthy and well. I have subsequently placed another order. Cackle's Chick Hatchery and Cackle's Chicken Breeder Farms selectively breed and raise our own breeding stock. They do, however, offer a great selection at a fair price. The joy and entertainment they give as well as the eggs, well thats something you just cant buy.
They had sent 21 as replacements. I did have to order these weeks in advance, but I had no problems communicating via email or phone calls when I had a question about the order. We will never order from Cackle Hatchery again. It did not even survive the ride home. Generally, we do refunds on late deliveries or on time deliveries that somehow were chilled or overheated by the post office and arrive in distress or some dead on arrive. Most hatcheries I have dealt with would have held the order for the next hatching.
The things I look for are recurring themes — wrong chicks, ill or deformed chicks, order mix-ups etc. Horrible example of customer service skills!!! We have 80 years of focused genetic selection to produce disease resistant and productive poultry for public use. I am currently awaiting the arrival of my 3rd order this year of Welsh Harlequin ducklings. Once again, I had a great experience. If they were not going to fix it I needed to know. The cost is slightly higher, but reasonable for the convenience. That speaks volumes in my mind.
Cackle Hatchery For me, I had the best overall personal experience with. He stated that they did, in fact, maintain breeding flocks of the large fowl Games. Are you looking for tips on how to save more on Cackle Hatchery's items? Meyers did not get near the recommendations as the other hatcheries. I will never order from them again. I explained in the email as I did on the phone that I needed to know what they were going to do. I will be the first to criticize a business, but I have to give Cackle the best recommendation I can because they earned it. Cackle hatches their own though, and that's what makes the surprise box so interesting--- you can get anything they hatch between all their species of chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, poults, even heard one person get a couple peachicks.
The minimum of 15 is for the safety of the baby chicks, especially since they already incurred losses in the first place. I picked the chicks up one day earlier than expected since the main post office called me instead of my local post office. They are alright, but not as good as Cackle. Stress and other factors can cause the balance. What one customer may feel might be the polar opposite to another. I didn't ask about anything but the Games. When I called Cackle Hatchery as soon as they opened the next morning, they were forced to admit that they lied about the shipment and that they had completely lost my order.
. Cackle Hatchery is a family owned business. Using your nifty Google button, check out the particular hatchery you are looking at and see if they have hygiene issues. I didn't sleep that night, fearing the worst had happened to the birds. Usually you can find a short bio of the company right on their front page.